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What’s Going on in Dubai in March?

March is just on the brink of the springtime so you may be looking for a holiday to treat yourself. In many countries across the world, the pandemic is finally easing and tourism is beginning to return to a more normal state.

Fortunately, there are a lot of exciting events taking place across March in Dubai to make for a perfect pre-summer break!

We have constructed this handy guide for what to expect in Dubai in March and what the best deals are.

What’s Happening in Dubai in March?

La Perle

Dubai in March - La Perle | The Vacation Builder

Fancy seeing a pure spectacle? La Perle is a brilliant choice if you enjoy live shows!

Although La Perle by Dragone is on all year round, the breathtaking performances and visuals are something you cannot miss! The show features stunts, special effects, acrobatics, and adrenaline inducing water performances.

If you love invigorating live shows, La Perle is certainly one to see. Plus it is suitable for the whole family!

Location: Al Habtoor City, 260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Business Bay

Dates: Tuesday to Friday: 6pm-11pm, Saturday: 7pm-12am

Price: Tickets start from AED 119

Website: www.laperle.com/en

Dubai World Cup

Dubai in March - Dubai World Cup | The Vacation Builder

If sport is more up your alley, you certainly do not want to miss the Dubai World Cup!

The horse racing event will feature nine races across the course of the day with some of the biggest racing names involved. The Dubai World Cup is also considered the world’s richest day in horse racing as well as a sporting highlight in the calendar year.

If you can’t make the big day, there are plenty of other horse races and events all across the month of March. It is an excellent time of year to visit if you are a fan of the races!

Location: Meydan Grandstand

Date: Saturday 27 March at 3.15pm

Price: General admission is free

Website: www.dubairacingclub.com/

Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race

Dubai in March - Dhow Races | The Vacation Builder

If you prefer to be nearer the sea, then perhaps you will enjoy the Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race!

Hosted by the Dubai International Marine Club, this will be the second heat of the race taking place over 60ft. This time of year is the best in terms of water and weather conditions, so you will have arrived at the perfect time.

Dhow boats are traditional boats of UAE so you will also see a nice piece of Emirati culture and heritage during the sport!

Location: Ocean Active, Jumeirah

Date: Saturday 20 March at 8am

Price: Free

Website: https://dimc.ae/

Dubai Fishing Competition

Dubai in March - Fishing Competition | The Vacation Builder

Sticking with sports, perhaps you are more interested in fishing?

This is a great opportunity to head down and see all the different fish species the UAE has to offer whilst immersing yourself in a bit of culture. It is also hosted by the Dubai International Marine Club.

Watch as competitors battle it out to reel in the largest catch and take home first prize!

If you’re a keen fisher then check out our guide on Where to go Fishing in Dubai.

Location: Ocean Active, Jumeirah

Date: Tuesday 9 March

Price: Free

Website: https://dimc.ae/

Dubai Food Festival 2021

Dubai in March - Food Festival | The Vacation Builder

Steering away from sports, you can still catch the Dubai Food Festival in March!

If cuisine takes your fancy, the Dubai Food Festival is certainly worth a visit. There is a lot to experience here from guided food tours to limited edition menus to cooking masterclasses. There is plenty to try depending on how involved you want to be! The festival opens your eyes to the more unusual gems as well as fine dining and street food, so there are lots of tasty dishes to try.

The bonus is that you do not need to worry about travelling to a certain location as the festival is across the city. The Dubai Food Festival is unmissable for food lovers!

Location: Citywide

Date: Thursday 25 February – Saturday 13 March

Global Village

Dubai in March - Global Village | The Vacation Builder

If you are more into witnessing spectacular sights and amusement parks, then pay the Global Village a visit!

Wander through a strikingly lit wonderland that features rides at the Carnaval, shows, dining, and Pavilions from all around the world. This is a must-see visit which is suitable for the whole family.

Dubai’s Global Village is a brilliant way to enrich yourself in cultures from around the world whilst marvelling at dazzling shows and thrilling rides. The Global Village is a great way to spend an afternoon and evening under the lit wonders of Dubai!

The spectacles at Global Village run from October to April but this is still a great spot to hit when visiting Dubai in March.

Location: Exit 37, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

Date: Sunday 25 October 2020 – Sunday 18 April 2021

Times: Sat – Wed: 4pm – 12am, Thurs – Fri: 4pm – 1am 

Entry: From 15AED per person

Website: globalvillage.ae/en

What is the Temperature Like in Dubai in March?

March is an ideal travel time to Dubai as the weather is warm and dry. You can expect to see highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C. The temperature is perfect for evening strolls on the beach and staying out in the daytime without feeling too overwhelmed by the desert heat.

In terms of the sea temperature, you can expect to see averages of 22.8°C throughout March which is an ideal and pleasant temperature to swim at. You can expect to see highs of 25.6°C and lows of 20.5°C so you can certainly enjoy an early morning or nighttime swim!

For more information on the weather in Dubai in March check our full Dubai Weather Guide.

What are Hotel Prices like in Dubai in March?

The question now falls to how much would it cost to stay in Dubai for your early spring retreat. We looked at Kayak for the average costs for two people to stay for a week in Dubai in March.


Hotel Star RatingAverage Price for Stay

Direct Flights

London StansteadApprox. £327
New York (JFK)Approx. £537
DublinApprox. £537
Paris (CDG)Approx. £427


March is a great time of year to visit Dubai as you can enjoy the warm temperatures throughout the day with plenty of activities to enjoy. Hopefully this guide has helped you with deciding upon your travels!

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